Falcon launch slips to the end of the month

There’s been no formal announcement from SpaceX, but it appears that the Falcon 9 v1.1 launch that had slipped from Sunday is now postponed to the end of this month. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted this early Sunday:

Vandenberg Air Force Base, where the launch is taking place, is also used by the Air Force for test launches of ICBMs; Musk’s comment indicates that the range is reserved for those launches until late September.

Late Thursday night, Musk said the launch date was to be determined (TBD) because of unspecified anomalies with a hot fire test of the rocket on the pad Thursday. The Canadian Space Agency, the customer of the rocket’s primary payload, CASSIOPE, said Friday the launch was still on for Sunday, then said the launch was postponed with no new date announced.

1 comment to Falcon launch slips to the end of the month

  • How long do you think it will be until it would be considered weird for there to be a formal announcement from a company for a small bit of information like this, rather than a post by the person in charge to the social network of the day?

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